September 29, 2023

With Apple’s change from the Lightning connector to USB-C for the upcoming iPhone 15 handsets and its launch of a USB-C charging case, the corporate has now begun promoting EarPods headphones with a USB-C connector.

Apple now sells three variations of EarPods, together with ones with a USB-C connector, a Lightning connector, and a 3.5mm headphone plug.

Launched in 2012, the EarPods have turn into a much less well-liked various to Apple’s wi-fi AirPods, which have been launched in 2016. As of the iPhone 12 collection in 2020, Apple stopped together with EarPods and a charger within the field with new iPhones so as to be extra environmentally pleasant.

Per MacOtakara, the up to date EarPods appear to assist lossless audio playback:

After I related EarPods (USB-C) to my MacBook Air (M1, 2020) and checked with Audio MIDI settings, EarPods (USB-C) are 16bit/44.1kHz to 24bit. I used to be in a position to verify that it’s geared up with a DAC that helps 48kHz.

Apple Music’s lossless audio is “lossless: most decision 24bit/48kHz” and “high-resolution lossless: most decision 24bit/192kHz”, so EarPods (USB-C) are lossless. I used to be in a position to verify that it’s appropriate.

So there you will have it. The revised AirPods Professional 2 with USB-C charging assist lossless audio when used with Apple’s upcoming $3,499 Imaginative and prescient Professional headset, and the $19 wired EarPods with USB-C assist lossless as nicely.

All three EarPod configurations retail for $19 on Apple’s on-line retailer.

Through MacRumors, 9to5Mac, MacOtakara, and

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